Updated June 18, 2022

Herpes viruses are a HUGE family of viruses that affects everyone. There are eight types which conventional medicine has established as causes of illness in humans and other species. There are many more possibly numbering into the hundreds, depending upon the classification system used. (This discussion also pre-supposes the existance of viruses as distinct entities, which may not be fully true).

We mostly know of type 1 (HSV1) which causes canker sores, type 2 (HSV2) which causes genital herpes, type 3 (varicella) which causes chicken pox and shingles and type 4 (EBV, “Epstein Barr”) which causes “mono,” fatigue and is associated with many chronic conditions. 

Here are good references for more information.  There will also be specific information on the main types as information unfolds.

Herpesviridae – Wikipedia

Herpesviridae _ ViralZone

Herpesviruses- Harmonious Pathogens but Relevant Cofactors in Other Diseases


Herpesviruses and MicroRNAs–New Pathogenesis Factors in Oral Infection and Disease

Herpes Simplex Virus 2 in Autonomic Ganglia- Evidence for Spontaneous Reactivation.2019

Dimethyl sulfoxide blocks herpes simplex virus-1 productive infection in vitro

Herpes and Candida-yeast (more to come)


Simultaneous candida albicans and herpes simplex virus type 2 esophagitis in a renal transplant recipient

Herpes and Chronic Fatigue

Antibodies to Human Herpesviruses in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis-Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients.2019

Herpes and ALS


Spread of Herpes Simplex Virus to the Spinal Cord Is Independent of Spread to Dorsal Root Ganglia.2011.fda

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